Published: Tue, April 16, 2019
Culture | By Jeremy Gray

Bettor Won More Than $1 Million Thanks To Tiger Woods’ Masters Win

Bettor Won More Than $1 Million Thanks To Tiger Woods’ Masters Win

Tiger Woods rallied to win the Masters for the fifth time Sunday, a comeback that goes well beyond the two-shot deficit he erased before a delirious audience at Augusta National that watched memories turn into reality.

Because of Woods' four back surgeries and the same number of knee operations, not many people thought he had another major victory in him. Couldn't sleep. Couldn't walk.

"I had serious doubts after what transpired a couple years ago". "When I said how much I was looking to bet, it just kind of was laughable".

"It has come full circle", Woods said. The tournament kicked off the "Tiger Slam", which would end with his second green jacket at the 2001 Masters. "The body's not the same as it was a long time ago, but I still have good hands". I just couldn't be more happy, more excited.

Racing to finish before an oncoming thunderstorm, players created their own electric atmosphere, spectators roaring repeatedly for sensational shotmaking on one of golf's iconic stages.

But after a beaming Woods slipped on his fifth Green Jacket, he will be aware that Sunday's win has brought him tantalisingly close to another Nicklaus record - that of six Augusta titles.

This year, however, there was a three-way tie for second place, meaning Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka will take home $858,667 each.

"I wanted to get the job done today, but Tiger is great for the game and, again, unbelievable that he's winning his 15th major today".

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Fellow golfers and former greats of the game were also quick to hail Woods' achievement in returning to the summit of the sport after multiple surgeries and a string of off-course problems since his 14th major win at the 2008 US Open.

Tiger Woods won his first major in 11 years on Sunday, and he was a picture of joy as he punched the air and roared with delight. "But in my lifetime, I don't think I've seen a comeback like this". Right now it's a little soon. "And now I know why I'm balding", Woods said. "I know I screamed".

Found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle at the side of a road in Palm Beach, Florida, pictures and dashcam video of a confused and disoriented Woods were flashed around the world.

Woods grabbed the lone lead on a jam-packed leaderboard with a tap-in birdie at the par-5 15th, a four-foot birdie putt following at the par-3 16th to double the advantage, allowing him to bogey the last and still win. "Just kept, as I said, just kept plodding along". I kept control of my emotions, shots, placement - it was an unbelievable buzz out there.

"All these different scenarios keep flying around". "I'm sure that I'll probably think of it going down the road".

In addition to the pop star and politician, Jada Pinkett Smith, Hugh Jackman and a slew of other stars sent congratulatory messages to Woods.

His most poignant comments were about his family, however, remembering how his late father came out for his first victory in 1997 despite being sick and how special it was to have his mother and two children on hand for this one. "This stuff is hard". The Betfair Sportsbook rate him at just 6/4 to win at least one more this year, 10/1 to win at least two more, and 50/1 to complete a quite astonishing grand slam. In 1986 Jack Nicklaus won The Masters for a sixth time when he was 46.

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